Laura Goldberg

Laura Goldberg

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

To School or Not To School

I have been thinking a lot recently about going back to school.  I think the ONLY thing stopping me at this point is not wanting to spend the money.  I wish one of my rich relatives who has a lot of money would say, "Laura, you are so smart...let me help you out."  It's nothing to them.  Like my father, if he could just give me a loaner from the trust fund I'm maybe going to receive when I'm 77 because he lives to be 109.  But I doubt I'll get that trust fund anymore because I've been such a "bad daughter" by making fun of his diseases and I'm pretty sure all my money is going towards his "just-in-case" radiation treatment or my stepmother's bipolar light mood stabilizer. 

But I digress.  I just don't know. I sit all day. Every day.  At work.  Bored. Bored. Bored.  And now I am 34 and I don't know how long I can keep doing this same thing over and over and over. So, school. That would keep me busy.  The problem is yesterday, I went from looking into getting my MBA, to being a pastry chef to being a laser technician to being a teacher.  So, my focus is a little off.  But, school would keep me interested right now.  A hell of a lot more interested than the daily drudgery of coming into a boring job everyday and getting excited when it's time to go to Shaws to make my salad and decide which flavor Kettle potato chips I wanted to eat that day. 

So, I decided to study for my GMAT.  I figured that would give me a focus at least and somthing to try for.  I am so bad at taking tests like that and my scores are always so low but I figure I could at least try.  But the problem is the test itself is $250. So, I am going to start by getting a couple of books and seeing if I can focus on practicing for the test.

I'm sure I could always ask my father for math advice while he lays in his hospital bed too.

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